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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Career

  • 2006-present Professor of Fluid Dynamics, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1997-present Teaching Fellow and Director of Studies at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 2001-2006 Reader in Fluid Dynamics, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1997-2001 University Lecturer, Institute of Theoretical Geophysics, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1992-1997 Royal Society University Research Fellow
  • 1987-1993 Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1988-1990 Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University.

Research

John Lister has a wide range of interests both in fundamental fluid mechanics and in the application of fluid mechanics to understand processes in geophysics. Some indication of this range is provided by the following topics:

Fluid driven crack propagation and dykes, Infinite-Prandtl number convection and mantle dynamics, Capillary pinch-off and film rupture, Similarity solutions and finite-time singularities, Viscous gravity currents and lava flows, Particle-laden flows, turbidity currents and sedimentation, The thermodynamics and fluid dynamics of the Earth's core, Low Reynolds number flow, Flows with solidification or temperature-dependent viscosity.

Selected Publications

http://www.itg.cam.ac.uk/people/John/pubs.html

Publications

Quantification and propagation of errors when converting vertebrate biomineral oxygen isotope data to temperature for palaeoclimate reconstruction
AJE Pryor, RE Stevens, TC O'Connell, JR Lister
– Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
(2014)
412,
99
High Rayleigh number convection in a porous medium containing a thin low-permeability layer
DR Hewitt, JA Neufeld, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2014)
756,
844
High Rayleigh number convection in a three-dimensional porous medium
DR Hewitt, JA Neufeld, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2014)
748,
879
Creeping axisymmetric plumes with strongly temperature-dependent viscosity
A Crosby, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2014)
745,
R2
A fluid-mechanical model of elastocapillary coalescence
K Singh, JR Lister, D Vella
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2014)
745,
621
The initial transient and approach to self-similarity of a very viscous buoyant thermal
GG Peng, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2014)
744,
352
Stability of columnar convection in a porous medium
DR Hewitt, JA Neufeld, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2013)
737,
205
Viscous control of peeling an elastic sheet by bending and pulling.
JR Lister, GG Peng, JA Neufeld
– Phys Rev Lett
(2013)
111,
154501
Hydrodynamic diffusion of sedimenting point particles in a vertical shear flow
A Crosby, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2013)
730,
699
On the hydrodynamic interaction between a particle and a permeable surface
GZ Ramon, HE Huppert, JR Lister, HA Stone
– Physics of Fluids
(2013)
25,
073103
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Research Group

Theoretical Geophysics

Room

H1.08

Telephone

01223 330888